OAKLAND -- It happened quietly, deep in the night, so it's not surprising that few Royals realized their status had changed.
Read on ("Royals see sunlight"). Nicely done, DK.
POSTSCRIPT: The Royals could not sweep the Athletics, formerly of Kansas City, but they end the year with a 5-2 record in Oakland. More eye-popping: In a night of aces, nobody was quite so ace-like as this man.